Shocking footage shows 'reckless' schoolboys clinging onto back of bus driving on busy road at 30mph

Watch: Two schoolboys risk their lives clinging onto the back of a moving bus

This is the shocking moment two schoolboys risked their lives by clinging on to the back of a bus as it drove down a busy road.

The unidentified pair were captured on camera hanging on to the Trentbarton service as it went through Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, last Thursday.

Liz Todd, 32, who filmed the incident, said she couldn't believe her eyes when she spotted the youths balancing on the back of the Nottingham-bound number 3 bus, that was travelling at 30mph.

The carer had been travelling home along Berry Avenue at about 3.30pm when she saw the pair riding on the rear bumper in the middle of busy school-run traffic.

The boys were captured on camera hanging on to the Trentbarton service as it went through Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts. (SWNS)
The boys were captured on camera hanging on to the Trentbarton service as it went through Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Notts. (SWNS)

She filmed as the youngsters held on to the back of the vehicle for more than a minute, before jumping off and running away.

The mother-of-two, from Kirkby-in-Ashfield, said: “I just couldn’t believe my eyes that these two young lads were on the back of a bus doing something so stupid.

“I didn’t see them get on but I noticed them on the back after the bus stopped to pick up some people, so I think they got on then and hung on for about a minute.

“I couldn’t believe it, I was so shocked.”

Todd said that she shouted at the two boys, who she believes attend a local school, as they jumped off the bus.

A Trentbarton spokesman said: “We were shocked to see this footage.

"Not only are these boys endangering their own lives, they are also risking the safety of other road users.

The youngsters precariously held on to the back of the vehicle for more than a minute. (SWNS)
The youngsters precariously held on to the back of the vehicle for more than a minute. (SWNS)
The boys jumped off the bus and walked away after their risky ride. (SWNS)
The boys jumped off the bus and walked away after their risky ride. (SWNS)

"Our driver would have been completely unaware of their reckless actions.

“Our message to these boys in particular, and any other young people thinking of trying something similar, is simple – do not risk a broken bone or worse.

"If our CCTV cameras record such dangerous behaviour, we will report it to the police.”

Yahoo News UK has contacted Nottinghamshire Police for a comment.

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